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One year after Rana Plaza: preventing disasters, improving everyday conditions

April 24, 2014 will mark the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where more than 1,100 workers were crushed to death and thousands more injured when the building, which housed several apparel factories, collapsed on top of them. 711 more words

Occupational Health And Safety

Saskatoon companies fined for workplace safety violations

SASKATOON – Two Saskatoon construction companies were fined in provincial court for failing to keep an eye on workers.

Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. pleaded guilty to one count under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation on March 24 and was fined $3,500. 147 more words


Ceridian Assaults: A Tragic Reminder

As the Supreme Court of Canada reminded us in 1997 in its decision in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd:

Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society. 297 more words


Changes in Chemical Permeation of Disposable Latex, Nitrile and Vinyl Gloves Exposed to Simulated Movement

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Online 1 April 2014;  DOI: 10.1080/15459624.2014.908259

Glove movement can affect chemical permeation of organic compounds through polymer glove products. However, conflicting reports make it difficult to compare the effects of movement on chemical permeation through commonly available glove types. 266 more words

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April Showers Bring … Inspection Blitzes

April showers may bring May flowers, but April also brings with it a wide range of inspection blitzes from Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL). While employers may think of MOL blitzes as focusing more on the industrial and construction sectors, the blitzes beginning this April are far more expansive, and are therefore something… 366 more words


Worker killed on Highway 63 near Wandering River

EDMONTON – The RCMP is investigating the death of a 37-year-old man whose body was found near a work-site off Highway 63.

Monday morning, officers were notified about a missing employee north of Wandering River, near the 98 kilometre marker on Highway 63. 90 more words


OHS needs more comedies like Safety First

‘s latest comedy show, Safety First, is a dig at the absurdity of some of the training and concepts behind occupational health and safety.  Safety First, showing as part of the… 271 more words